Avian Accommodations: Google Map Pin-Shaped Birdhouses


It is always eye-catching when we find something from our digital experience rendered around us in ‘real life’ – like these application-inspired bird homes made to give our flying friends their own marked destinations in the city.

Shuchun Hsiao proposes these refuges as a means of navigation – a set of familiar points, much like pins in a map are for us, to allow birds to make their way to and around appropriate landmarks.

The designer notes that birds have, in many regards, the most map-like experience of species already, as the expression ‘birds eye view’ suggests. And of course, humans can use them as wayfinding devices as well.

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